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Washington AV, Gibot S., Acevedo I, Gattis J, Quigley L, Feltz R, De La Mota A,Schubert RL, Gomez-Rodriguez J,Cheng J, Dutra A, Pak E, Chertov O, Rivera L, Morales J, Lubkowski J, Hunter R, Schwartzberg PL, and McVicar DW. TREM-like transcript-1 protects against inflammation-associated hemorrhage by facilitating platelet aggregation in mice and humans. J. Clin. Invest. 2009;119:1489–1501. Cited in PubMed; PMID: 19436112.

Fernandez DM, Figueroa WI, Gómez MA, Maysonet J, Miranda C, Sepúlveda M, Rios-Olivares E, Hunter RF. Changes in developmental factors and HIV risk behaviors among early adolescents in Puerto Rico. Ethn Dis.  2009. (Accepted).

Fernandez DM, Figueroa WI, Gómez MA, Maysonet J, Miranda C, Sepúlveda M, Rios-Olivares E, Hunter RF.  Parent support intervention increases the HIV/AIDS knowledge among early adolescents in Puerto Rico. Ethn Dis.  2009. (Submitted).

Mayor AM, Dworkin M, Quesada L, Rios-Olivares E, Hunter-Mellado RF. The Morbidity and Mortality associated to Kidney Disease in an HIV infected cohort of Puerto Rico. Ethn Dis.  2009. (Submitted).

Mayor AM, Fernández DM, Colón HM, Thomas JC, Hunter-Mellado RF. The effectiveness evaluation of a multimedia hepatitis C prevention program for Hispanic HIV infected individuals. Ethn Dis.  2009. (Submitted).

Lopez-Cordova N, Figueroa W, Capriles J, Vazquez G. Easier recruitment of HIV positive women versus HIV negative women: Debunking the myth. Ethn Dis. 2009. (Submitted).

Figueroa- Cosme WI, López- Córdova NM, Capriles- Quiros JA. Mothers of adolescent girls: comparing HIV+ and negative women. Ethn Dis. 2009. (Accepted).

Santiago-Casas Y, Gonzalez Rivera TC, Castro-Santana LW, Rios G, Martinez D, Rodriguez VE, Gonzalez-Alcover R, Mayor AM, Vila LM. Impact of Age on Clinical Manisfestations and Outcomes in Puerto Ricans with Reumatoid Arthritis. Ethn Dis. 2009. (Accepted).


Báez-Feliciano DV, Goméz MA, Fernández-Santos DM, Quintana R, Ríos-Olivares E, Hunter-Mellado R. Profile of Puerto Rican HIV/AIDS Patients with Early and Non-Early Initiation of Injection Drug Use. Ethn Dis. 2008 Spring;18(2 Suppl 2):S2-99-104. Cited in PubMed; PMID 18646329.

Fernández DM, Figueroa WI, Gómez MA, Maysonet J, Ríos-Olivares E, Hunter-Mellado R. Changes in HIV/AIDS Knowledge among Early Adolescents in Puerto Rico. Ethn Dis. 2008 Spring;18(2 Suppl 2):S2-146-50. Cited in PubMed; PMID 18646338.

Mayor AM, Fernández DM, Colón H, Thomas JC, Hunter-Mellado R. The feasibility and acceptability of a multimedia hepatitis C prevention program for Hispanic HIV-infected persons. Ethn Dis. 2008 Spring;18(2 Suppl 2):S2-195-9. Cited in PubMed; PMID: 18646348.

Mayor AM, Gómez MA, Ríos-Olivares E, Hunter Mellado R.  AIDS-defining neoplasm prevalence in a cohort of HIV-infected patients, before and after highly active antiretroviral therapy.  Ethn Dis. 2008 Spring;18(2 Suppl 2):S2-189-94. Cited in PubMed; PMID 18646347.

Quintana R, Gómez MA, Báez DV, Hunter-Mellado R. Suicide attempts among Puerto Rican men and women with HIV/AIDS: a study of prevalence and risk factors. Ethn Dis. 2008 Spring;18(2 Suppl 2):S2-219-24. Cited in PubMed; PMID: 18646353.

Cruz-Amy M, Serrano J, Labrador I, Hernández D, Fernández DM, Quintana R, and Hunter-Mellado RF.  Changes in Profile and Colorectal Cancer Stage over 15 years in Puerto Rico.  Ethn Dis. 2008 Spring;18(2 Suppl 2):S2-128-131. Cited in PubMed; PMID: 18646334.


Rodríguez JW, Nair MP, Hunter Mellado R, Ríos-Olivares E. Increased T-Regulartory Cell Number and Expression of CXCR4 and Mu-Opioid Receptors  on CD4 T-Cells by Methadone is Associated with Enhancement of HIV-1 Infectivity.  J Immunology. 2007;178:B17.


Mayor AM, Goméz MA, Fernández DM, Ríos-Olivares E, Thomas JC, Hunter Mellado R. Morbidity and Mortality Profile of Human Immunodeficiency Virus-Infected Patients with and without Hepatitis C Co-Infection. AM J Trop Med Hygiene. 2006;74(2):239-45. Cited in PubMed; PMID 16474077.

Báez-Feliciano DV, Quintana R, Goméz MA, Fernández DM, Velásquez M, Ríos-Olivares E, et al. Trends in the HIV and AIDS Epidemic in Puerto Rican Cohort of Patients: 1992 – 2005. Bol Aso Med P R. 2006;98(3):174 -183. Cited in PubMed; PMID: 19610556.

Mayor AM, Goméz MA, Ríos-Olivares E, Hunter-Mellado R. Mortality trends of HIV-Infected patients alters the introduction of highly active antiretroviral therapy: analysis of a cohort of 3,322 HIV-Infected persons. AM. J. Trop. Med. Hygiene. 2006;74(2):239-45. Cited in PubMed; PMID16474077.


Báez DV, Thomas JC, Gómez MA, Miranda S, Fernández DM, Velásquez M, et al. Changes in the AIDS epidemiologic situation in Puerto Rico following health care reform and the introduction of HAART. PAHO J.  2005;17(2): 92-101. Cited in PubMed; PMID: 15826386.

Mayor AM, Goméz MA, Ríos-Olivares E and Hunter-Mellado RF. Mortality Trends of HIV-infected patients after the Introduction of Highly Active Antiretroviral Therapy: Analysis of a cohort of 3,322 HIV-Infected Persons. Ethn Dis. 2005;15 Suppl 5:S57-62. Cited in PubMed; PMID 16312941.

Fernández DM, Gómez MA, Figueroa WI, Velásquez M, Báez DV, Ríos-Olivares E, et at. A comparison of the Sociodemographic, risk behavior and substance abuse profile of young vs. older HIV infected Puerto Ricans patients. Ethn Dis. 2005;15 Suppl 5:S25-29. Cited in PubMed; PMID: 16315378.


Amill A, Gómez MA, Fernández DM, Bangdiwala S, Ríos-Olivares E, Hunter Mellado R. Changing profiles of injecting drug users with AIDS in a Hispanic population. Addiction. 2004; 99:1147-56. Cited in PubMed; PMID: 15317635.


Mayor AM, Goméz MA, Ríos-Olivares E, Hunter Mellado R. Differences between Non-Hodgkins Lymphomas in a cohort of HIV/AIDS patients in Puerto Rico. Cell Mol Biol. 2003;49(7):1145-9. Cited in PubMed; PMID: 14682397.

Mayor AM, Goméz MA, Ríos-Olivares E, Hunter Mellado R. Recurrent pneumonia mortality risk in a HIV/AIDS Puerto Rican cohort. Cell Mol Biol. 2003;49(8):1199-204. Cited in PubMed; PMID: 14983987.


Román M, Rodríguez JW, Pagán NO, Ríos-Olivares E, Amill A, Hunter Mellado R. HIV/AIDS: Distribution of Naïve (CD45RA+) and Memory (CD45RO+) T-Cells in HIV-Infected Puerto Rican Population. P R Health Scien J. 2002;21(3):195-201. Cited in PubMed; PMID: 12243109.


Fernández DM, Gómez MA, Gómez O, Mayor AM, Hunter Mellado R. Survival of AIDS Patients According to Injecting Drug Use in Puerto Rican AIDS Patients. Cell Mol Biol. 2001;47(7):1121-1127. Cited in PubMed; PMID: 11838960.

Mayor AM, Goméz MA, Otero JF, Vilá S, Hunter RF. Pulmonary Tuberculosis Mortality Risks in a Cohort of HIV/AIDS Puerto Rican Patients. Cell Mol Biol. 2001;47(7):1143-1148. Cited in PubMed; PMID: 11838962.

Ríos-Olivares E, Yamamura Y, Gómez MA, Guzmán L, Rodríguez N, Fernández D, et al. HCV Genotype Analysis in HCV-HIV-Co-Infected Puerto Ricans who are Injecting Drug Users: Undetermined and Mixed Infections. Cell Mol Biol. 2001;47(6):1017-1024. Cited in PubMed; PMID: 11785651.


Gómez MA, Fernández DM, Otero JF, Miranda S, Hunter Mellado R. The Shape of the HIV/AIDS epidemic in Puerto Rico. PAHO J. 2000;7(6):377-383. Cited in PubMed; PMID: 10949898.


Gómez Escudero O, García Soberal M, Hunter Mellado R. Hematologic Manifestations of Infection with the Human Immunodeficiency Virus. Bol Asoc Med P R. 1999;91(1-2-3-4-5-6):72-77.


Fernández DM, Gómez MA, Velazquez M, Miniño A, Hunter Mellado R. Psychological and behavioral issues of a cohort of Puerto Rican HIV/AIDS patients. Cell Mol Biol. 1997;43(7):1115-22. Cited in PubMed; PMID: 9449545.



Collaborations in other publications


Finlinson HA, Colón HM, Negrón J, Robles RR. Designing an experimental HIV/HCV intervention to promote the safe re-use of drug preparation materials by injection drug users in Puerto Rico. Harm Reduct J. 2008 Apr 28;5:14. Cited in PubMed; PMID 18442395.

Reyes JC, Robles RR, Colón HM, Negrón J, Matos TD, Calderón J, Pérez OM. Neighborhood disorganization, substance use, and violence among adolescents in Puerto Rico. J Interpers Violence. 2008 Nov;23(11):1499-512. Epub 2008 Mar 4. Cited in PubMed; PMID 18319374.


Sosa-Zapata I, Colón HM, Robles RR, Cabassa M. Gender differences in drug use and sexual risk behaviors among non-injecting heroin users in Puerto Rico. P R Health Sci J. 2007 Sep;26(3):205-11. Cited in PubMed; PMID 18035812.

Robles RR, Matos TD, Reyes JC, Colón HM, Negrón J, Calderón J, Shepard EW. Correlates of early sexual activity among Hispanic children in middle adolescence. P R Health Sci J. 2007 Jun;26(2):119-26. Cited in PubMed; PMID 17722424.

Deren S, Kang SY, Colón HM, Robles RR. The Puerto Rico-New York airbridge for drug users: description and relationship to HIV risk behaviors. J Urban Health. 2007 Mar;84(2):243-54. Cited in PubMed; PMID 17216570.

Reyes JC, Robles RR, Colón HM, Marrero CA, Matos TD, Calderón JM, Shepard EW. Severe anxiety symptomatology and HIV risk behavior among Hispanic injection drug users in Puerto Rico. AIDS Behav. 2007 Jan;11(1):145-50. Cited in PubMed; PMID 17122902.

Rodríguez JW, Rodríguez LA, Font G, Cubano LA, Boukli NM, Otero M, et al. Co-expression of Apoptosis-Related Molecules on Activated CD8+ CD38+ T-cells is Associated with HIV-1 Disease Progression. Am J Infect Dis. 2007;3(4):208-216.

Rodríguez JW, Pagán NO, Ocasio MC, Ríos Z, Cubano LA, Boukli NM,  et al. Induction of a Soluble Anti-HIV-1 factor (s) with 1FN-(, IL-10, and Chemokine Modulating Activity by Influenza-Bacterial Polyantigenic Mixture. Am J Infect Dis. 2007;3(4):266-274.


Ríos-Olivares E, Vilá LM, Reyes JC, Rodríguez JW, Colón HM, Pagán NO, Marrero A, et al. Impaired Cytokine production and suppressed lymphocyte proliferation activity in HCV-infected cocaine and heroin (“speedball”) users. Drug Alcohol Depend. 2006;85:236-243. Cited in PubMed; PMID 16766138.

Vilá LM, Molina MJ, Mayor AM, Peredo RA, Santaella ML, Vilá S. Clinical and Prognostic Value of Autoantibodies in Puerto Ricans with Systemic lupus erythematosus. Lupus. 2006;15:892-898. Cited in PubMed; PMID 17211998.

Reyes JC, Colon HM, Robles RR, Rios E, Matos TD, Negron J, Marrero CA, Calderon JM, Shepard E. Prevalence and correlates of hepatitis C virus infection among street-recruited injection drug users in San Juan, Puerto Rico. 2006 Nov;83(6):1105-13. Cited in PubMed; PMID 17075726.

Colon HM, Deren S, Robles RR, Kang SY, Cabassa M, Sahai H. A comparative study of mortality among Puerto Rican injection drug users in East Harlem, New York, and Bayamon, Puerto Rico. J Urban Health. 2006 Nov;83(6):1114-26. Cited in PubMed; PMID 16977494.

Finlinson HA, Oliver-Vélez D, Deren S, Cant JG, Colón HM, Robles RR, Kang SY, Andía JF. A longitudinal study of syringe acquisition by Puerto Rican injection drug users in New York and Puerto Rico: implications for syringe exchange and distribution programs. Subst Use Misuse. 2006;41(9):1313-36. Cited in PubMed; PMID 16861181.

Finlinson HA, Colón HM, Robles RR, Soto-López M. An exploratory qualitative study of polydrug use histories among recently initiated injection drug users in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Subst Use Misuse. 2006;41(6-7):915-35. Cited in PubMed; PMID 16809179.

Finlinson HA, Colón HM, Robles RR, Soto M. Sexual identity formation and AIDS prevention: an exploratory study of non-gay-identified Puerto Rican MSM from working class neighborhoods. AIDS Behav. 2006 Sep;10(5):531-9. Cited in PubMed; PMID 16736111.


Colon HM, Finlinson HA, Fishbein M, Robles RR, Soto-Lopez M, Marcano H. Elicitation of salient beliefs related to drug preparation practices among injection drug users in Puerto Rico. AIDS Behav. 2005 Sep;(3):363-75. Cited in PubMed; PMID 16133902.

Marrero CA, Robles RR, Colon HM, Reyes JC, Matos TD, Sahai H, Calderon JM, Shepard EW. Factors associated with drug treatment dropout among injection drug users in Puerto Rico. Addict Behav. 2005 Feb;30(2):397-402. Cited in PubMed; PMID: 15621413.

Reyes JC, Robles RR, Colón HM, Matos TD, Finlinson HA, Marrero CA, Shepard EW. Homelessness and HIV risk behaviors among drug injectors in Puerto Rico. J Urban Health. 2005 Sep;82(3):446-55. Cited in PubMed; PMID: 15917501.


Rodríguez JW, Figueroa WI, Pérez-Casanova AE, Machado M, Pagán NO, Ríos Z,  et al. Immunological Dynamics of CD*+ T-lymphocytes During HIV Infection and Its Association with Disease Progression. Immunology. 2004:215-221.

Matos TD, Robles RR, Sahai H, Colon HM, Reyes JC, Marrero CA, Calderon JM, Shepard EW. HIV risk behaviors and alcohol intoxication among injection drug users (IDUs) in Puerto Rico.  Drug Alcohol Depend. 2004 Dec 7; 76(3):229-34. Cited in PubMed; PMID: 15561474.

Robles RR, Reyes JC, Colon HM, Sahai H, Marrero CA, Matos TD, Calderon JM, Shepard EW. Effects of combined counselling and case management to reduce HIV risk behaviors among Hispanic drug injectors in Puerto Rico: A randomized controlled study. J Subst Abuse Treat. 2004 Sep;27(2):145-52. Cited in PubMed; PMID: 15450647.

Robles RR, Shepard EW. Accessing hard-to-reach populations: the illicit drug market as a workplace for the outreach worker in Puerto Rico. P R Health Sci J. 2004 Sep;23(3):217-22. Cited in PubMed; PMID: 15631177.


Torres-Rivera B, Valles V, Ríos-Olivares E. Prevalence of primary and secondary resistant mutations to antiretroviral drug in a population of Puerto Rican infected with HIV. P R Health Scien J. 2002;21(4):329-336. Cited in PubMed; PMID: 12572241.


Ríos-Olivares E. HIV Laboratory diagnosis and critical assessment of predictors of clinical outcome. Bol Asoc Med P R. 1999;91(1-2-3-4-5-6):15-21.

Piar M, Pérez-Nieves R, Franjul R, Amill SA. The Economics of HIV/AIDS. Bol Asoc Med P R. 1999;91(1-2-3-4-5-6):64-71.

Rivera Del Río José R. AIDS and the Heart. Bol Asoc Med P R. 1999;91(1-2-3-4-5-6):11-14.

St. Lawrence J, Crosby RA. HIV/AIDS in Puerto Rico and the Caribbean: Current Status and Future Directions. Bol Asoc Med P R.  1999;91(1-2-3-4-5-6):22-28.

Aponte I, Cáceres W, Báez L, Maldonado A, Montalvo L. HIV Infection and Related Neoplasms: A Case Series and Literature Review. Bol Asoc Med P R.  1999;91(1-2-3-4-5-6):37-45.